Heavy Metal, May be Lead or similar. I believe this is part of a HUBLEY FIGURINE and the boy should be sitting on bails of hay. This figure is well documented in the record books & Looks ALL ORIGINAL to me! He is in perfect physical condition (although he really should quit smoking).
He has been seperated from his bails of hay and is now lounging on top of a fence as a Hard-Wood Pipe Rack, wall mount for 5 pipes. The wood he attaches to has been split and should be glued or replaced (easy). Figure: 6" Longest Measurement x 4.5" Widest Measurement. Rack: 9.5" long x 5" deep x 6 tall (without the boy). Both together weigh 2# 7oz.FYI HUBLEY'S HISTORY per Wikipedia. The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in.
The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron, with themes that ranged from horse-drawn vehicles and different breeds of dogs, to tractors, steam shovels and guns. Hubley's casting process involved several steps.
For a particular toy, bookend, or doorstop, metalworkers would first carve a wood form, or hammer out the basic design in metal. Pressing this form into finely compacted sand created an impression for molding. Cast iron heated to 3000 degrees was poured into the sand mold and, when cooled, the form would pop out. Rough edges would be filed away and the mold ready for mass production casting.
Painters applied a base coat (usually white or cream but sometimes black) to cast figures whether toys or doorstops. Then, colorists used a variety of hues highlighting important details.Hubley offerings may have represented too broad of a competitive brushstroke, however, as the company was pretty much out of business by the mid-1970s. Favored makers for the old are Hubley, Spencer, Bradley and Hubbard, and National. Numbers inside are mold or model IDs. I try to describe the items as accurate as possible and provide plenty pictures which are part of the description. The pictures may be somewhat different from monitor to monitor. No Smoking Household, but I do have dogs. If Anything in your order does not meet Five Stars in your opinion, PLEASE CONTACT ME right away and give me the opportunity to earn your Complete Five-Star Satisfaction. I accept Pay Pal Payments & Follow Pay Pal's Policy's on problems. The item "Antique HUBLEY'Boy Smoking Pipe' BLACK AMERICANA PIPE HOLDER Heavy Metal Figure" is in sale since Monday, June 19, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures".4u" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States.